April 1, 2008
The Carnegie Council is pleased to announce grants from Smith Richardson Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and Stony Brook University co-funding the long-running Foreign Policy Roundtable. These grants complement support for the Roundtable received last year from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation.
The Foreign Policy Roundtable meets eight times per program year to evaluate and discuss recent publications in the field of international relations. These off-the-record discussions are directed by Carnegie Council Senior Research Associate Nicholas X. Rizopoulos and features participation of academics, policy experts, and journalists. Although attendance is by invitation only, Foreign Policy Roundtables often generate ideas that influence the direction of the Council's research agenda and public programs.
Most recent presenters include Georgetown University professor Charles A. Kupchan discussing his work on Atlantic security, and Minky Worden, Media Director of Human Rights Watch, who will offer her take on China's human rights challenges in the context of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing.
"The Foreign Policy Roundtable is one of our most important outreach programs," said Carnegie Council president Joel H. Rosenthal. "It affords writers and editors an opportunity to engage in a candid exchange and learn from one another. This grant will allow them to consider and incorporate serious feedback on their work."
Nicholas X. Rizopoulos organizes and chairs the Carnegie Council's Foreign Policy Roundtable, which he launched over thirty years ago. He teaches and serves as the Academic Director in the Honors College at Adelphi University.
The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, established in 1914 by Andrew Carnegie, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing understanding of the relationship between ethics and international affairs. The Carnegie Council's mission is to be the voice for ethics in international policy. It convenes agenda-setting forums and creates educational opportunities and information resources for a worldwide audience of teachers and students, journalists, international affairs professionals, and concerned citizens.
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